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The Pacific Surfliner is a high speed Amtrak train operating in the Southern California between San Luis Obispo and San Diego, stopping at 25 stations along the way, including Grover Beach, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Sorrento Beach. As an inter-city rail service, each train is equipped with high-capacity double-decker passenger cars. The Amtrak Pacific Surfliner spans 351 miles through Southern California and takes under 6 hours for the whole journey.
You’ll have access to a wide variety of amenities when traveling on the Pacific Surfliner. Every train consists of a business class car, three coach cars, a café car, and a coach or baggage car. Checked baggage is stored on a lower lever with coach seating provided in the upper level.
Business Class: Whether you’re booking the Pacific Surfliner tickets for a short commute or traveling long distance, consider the Business Class experience. For an additional $15 charge, passengers who ride Business Class enjoy the best amenities, including complimentary newspapers, free beverage and snack service, reclining seats and extra leg room. Each seat is also equipped with power outlets, Wi-Fi, reading lights and large tray tables to make your journey even more relaxing and comfortable.
Coach Class: Great for both short and long distance trips, coach class offers lots of legroom. Passengers will enjoy comfortable seats equipped with power outlets, Wi-Fi, adjustable lighting, and fold-down tray tables.
Café car: Open to all Pacific Surfliner passengers, the café car offers a great solution to the travelers who didn’t have a time to grab a snack before boarding. No need to worry about the food anymore when you're rushing to catch your train. Ready to satisfy any taste, Pacific Surfliner Cafe offers different meals, snacks and deserts, as well as premium wines and beers.
Yes, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers WiFi on their trains. Although most trips with Amtrak Pacific Surfliner will have WiFi as advertised, some trains might not come equipped with WiFi and onboard WiFi can lose its connection in rural areas. We recommend you bring a book or download a movie just to play it safe. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner WiFi is generally best used for surfing the web, checking emails and chatting with friends; you shouldn’t count on the WiFi to binge watch your favorite show.
Yes, there are power outlets onboard Amtrak Pacific Surfliner trains. You can generally find one or two sockets per row of seats, so be a good traveller and check if your seat neighbor might want to charge up their devices as well. With the onboard power outlets, you can charge both a computer and USB devices with a USB power adapter that typically comes with most phones and tablets.
Since Amtrak Pacific Surfliner might sometimes use replacement train vehicles, not all trips are guaranteed to have power points. We recommend to bring a power bank to charge your phone for all trips over 2 hours, just in case.
On a typical day, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner has 1224 scheduled train trips in total. However, the exact departure and arrival times vary depending on the day and route. The best way to find the exact schedule for your trip is to use the search tool on this page.
No, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner does not offer will call tickets. You should purchase your tickets online and make sure you have everything you need to board before you arrive at the station.
Yes, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner requires you to present an ID to an agent to be allowed to board the train. Make sure you have identification issued by a government agency that meets the carrier’s requirements. Alternative IDs, such as a college ID, won’t work.
Yes, there are bathrooms on Amtrak Pacific Surfliner trains. The bathrooms are pretty basic and include a toilet, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Most bathrooms don’t have running water. As you will be using a bathroom on a moving vehicle, please use caution and hold on to a rail at all times.
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner provides snacks to satisfy your hunger during your travels. Be sure to pack a credit card and some cash in case you get hungry.
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner does not require a printed ticket to board the train. Instead, an eTicket is sent to you by email when you make your reservation. You can use your smartphone to show this eTicket to the ticketing agent as you board.
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner goes the extra distance to deliver premium features to its customers.
Do you find yourself squished in a regular seat or just love having extra room to sprawl out? Well you’re in luck as Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers extra legroom seating. Since there is no standard of what extra legroom is, the extra space you get may vary between train lines, but getting extra is always good.
With 1,224 Amtrak Pacific Surfliner trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Amtrak Pacific Surfliner tickets start at just $4.50. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.
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